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Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

We brought unlocked iPhones, and purchased a SIM card as soon as we arrived. It was quick and easy - just have your passport handy to get the SIM card. Cellular Data is VERY cheap here. - Sep 28, 2017
Dialog, although there are other companies, I think this is what most go with. For the mobile phone, I would recommend buying a pre paid card and just topping up with you get low for both the calls/messages as well as your data. It's much cheaper that way. - Mar 20, 2017
Locally available and 'pay as you go' options are cheap. - Sep 28, 2013
Buy a local SIM asap! You will have to give your passport number. Check the IDD costs between the 5 suppliers. - Sep 23, 2012
There is very limited coverage, no 3G or coverage for iPhones. Cheap unlocked phones are available, sometimes though they may be stolen goods. - Dec 7, 2011
I have a Dialogue pay as you go plan and that works for me. - Feb 8, 2010
Phones available locally in abundance (but not all genuine brands). There is generally good coverage and good service. - Feb 26, 2008